G.W. Gazette

2021 Summer Edition

Summer is Here!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR COMMUNITY!! We made it through one of the most challenging and ever changing school years. Without the continuous support of our community and parents, we would not have been able to have such a successful year with our students in the school building. From wearing masks, to hand sanitizer, and social distancing...we were able to have our students in school when other schools throughout the nation did not. I can't express how important this was for their future success, social well-being, and mental health to be at school everyday. We will continue to help our students succeed through any learning gaps they may have as a result of this pandemic year.

Although they are not in school this summer, there are many things students can continue during the summer to keep learning. Here are some ideas:

  • Build reading and writing into everyday activities (turn on closed captioning on tv, set aside a reading time, write a daily journal of activities, etc.)
  • Use math whenever possible (at the store, counting money, cooking with a recipe, etc.)
  • Create science activities (plant a garden, watch birds, hands-on activities, etc.)
  • Visit area museums and take pictures of local history sites (the dam museum, Rand Park, Nauvoo's history, the Fort in Ft. Madison, etc.)
  • Make arts and crafts once a week (origami, free draw, paint, etc.)
  • Listen to different kinds of music (jazz, classical, as well as country, pop, rock, etc.)

Click here for Creative Summer Learning Ideas from Scholastic!

Whatever you decide to do with your student, they will appreciate the attention and time spent with you! The more involved you are in their learning over summer, the more ready they will be to begin again in the fall!

Have a very happy summer,

Mrs. Davis


Keokuk Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Keokuk Middle School MWF 10:30-11:00am, Jun 2nd-Aug 6th

Hawthorne Elementary MWF 10:30-11:00am, Jun 2nd-Aug 13th

George Washington Elementary School MWF 10:30-11:00am, Jun 2nd-Aug 13th

The Crossing 610 Timea St. MWF 11:10-11:35am June 2nd-Aug 6th

Kilbourne Park 20th & Bank St. MWF 11:50-12:10pm Jun 2nd-Aug 6th

Keokuk Park Apartments Johnson Street Rd MWF 12:30-12:50pm, Jun 2nd-Aug 6th

Hawkeye Village Johnson Street Rd MWF 12:55-1:15pm, Jun 2nd-Aug 6th

Meal service is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Breakfast and Lunch for Mon-Tues will be provided on Mondays. Breakfast and Lunch for Wed-Thurs will be provided on Wednesdays. Breakfast, lunch and weekend bags will be provided on Fridays.

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Important Information for Next Fall...

  • Registration will be available online in late July or at any district building the week of August 9th. There will not be a face to face, one day registration this year. We encourage families to register their students online.

  • First Day of School - August 23
  • School Time is 7:45 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.
  • Every Wednesday will be early out at 12:15 p.m. (for teacher PLCs)
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George Washington School

Heather S. Davis, Principal

Every Student...Every Day

Building Tomorrow's Chiefs!